~ Das Wort sei frei ~
This is a relief Marzi & Remy stein ca. 1900, with scenes related to the German government postal and telegraph system. The verse on this relief Postman's Occupational stein was the motto of the German Federal Postal Workers which included the Telegraph system from 1871 to 1918..
Das Wort sei frei, das Herze treu
einig und gleich, treu Kaiser und Reich.
May the word be free, the heart true,
united and equal, trust emperor & empire.

Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: unknown